Rory’s Story (and The Case of the Missing Orthotic)

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The most rewarding part of working for Foot Levelers? Helping patients–no question.

And Rory’s story is one of our favorites.

Earlier this month, our gal Tammy, who works in our Sales & Service Department, read about the plight of an adorable little guy all the way across the pond in Lancashire, England. Six-year-old Rory was born four months premature, leaving him with sensory, physical, and neurological issues. He’s unable to walk, but with ongoing therapy his parents hope that one day he will.

To stand, Rory wears a special support frame plus custom orthotics custom-made at a U.S. lab. From a special vest that helps Rory breathe, to ongoing therapies, tests, and nutritional supplements, Rory’s care is incredibly expensive.

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Rory with his mom Sally and dad Henry

One of Rory’s shoes fell off on a trip to visit his father’s family. The special insole was inside, so the family went to the media with a plea: help us find our son’s shoe.

Tammy was moved as she read about Rory.

“Losing Rory’s shoe is a huge blow as the insole costs many hundreds of pounds and was made exactly to fit his feet,” said Rory’s dad in the story posted on CornwallLive. Rory “relies on his insoles” to help him get the support he needs to be able to stand.

He added: “One day we hope that he will be able to walk, but for now he relies on his insoles to hold his feet in the correct position when standing in his support frame.”

The moment Tammy finished the story, she reached out to our friends  Dr. James Bloom and Dr. Adam Greenfield at Stanmore Chiropractic Clinic near London. Without hesitation, they agreed to help Rory any way they could.

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Rory’s shoe with his special insole. The match went missing during a family vacation, and the family asked the public’s help in finding it.

This week, Rory’s family made the 200-mile trip to London so that Dr. Bloom and Dr. Greenfield could take scans and imprints of Rory’s feet.

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Dr. Adam Greenfield (left) and Dr. James Bloom with Rory earlier this week

Once Rory’s imprints arrive here in Roanoke, Virginia, we’ll make a pair of custom orthotics just for Rory at no charge to the family.

We’re excited for Rory to get his new custom orthotics, which should be arriving soon. You can read more about Rory’s story by liking his page on Facebook.  If you would like to give to support this little boy’s ongoing care, click here.

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Because Rory’s case is complicated, the doctors took several foam impressions of his feet in addition to scanning his feet with the Foot Levelers 3D BodyView. The impressions and 3D images will be used to build Rory’s new pair of custom orthotics at our Roanoke, Virginia headquarters.

 

 

New Shoes, New Flip-Flops, New Ways to Save This Spring!

DOCS: Our 65th Year celebration continues! Call 800.553.4860 to learn more about our NEW fabulous orthotic footwear plus NEW fabulous ways to save!

Patients: Visit Your chiropractor or call us at 800.553.4860 to find one near you!

Docs: May is a great time to make sure your patients have the footwear they need for spring and summer, and Foot Levelers is here to help with even more additions to our already extensive Shoethotic® and custom orthotic flip-flop collections. Plus, big savings in May with code STEP20—call 800.553.4860 to take advantage today!

Get to know our brand new custom orthotic footwear styles below

Marus

  • New Clarks Marus Edge Shoethotics: Casual styling meets sporty versatility in the new Clarks Marus Edge for men. This trendy lace-up evokes a boat shoe vibe, with a breathable textile upper and soft lining that offer instant comfort—no break-in required. A high-rebound, lightweight outsole offers limitless flexibility, perfect for spring and summer lounging and outdoor enjoyment. Mention SAVE20 and save on these brand new beauties today!

Catamaran

  • New Women’s Catamaran® Custom Orthotic Flip-flops: It’s time for her to take the helm with the new Catamaran custom orthotic flip-flop for women. On the boat, at the beach, at the barbecue—wherever your patient’s journey takes her, the unbeatable comfort and durability of Catamaran custom orthotic flip-flops are hers to command. The Catamaran for women features 3 Arch Advantage, a soft leather top cover and strap, and a shock-absorbent mid-layer. (Interested in the men’s Catamaran? Check it out here!) Use code STEP20 to set sail with a pair today!

Foot Levelers Shoethotics®, Sandalthotics® and custom orthotic flip-flops are the world’s healthiest footwear, because they’re fitted with your patient’s custom-made, individually designed orthotic. Foot Levelers custom orthotic footwear takes the guesswork out of choosing footwear that’s actually good you, plus the shoe-orthotic combo often costs less than purchasing these wellness products separately.

Remember, Docs! Use STEP20 to save on ALL custom orthotic footwear—including our newest custom orthotic footwear styles! With code STEP20, your patients can go from work to play with a firm foundation all year long. Call Foot Levelers today to put some spring in your patient’s step and to take advantage of STEP20!

Congrats to Dr. Edward Wagner, This Week’s “SHINDIG” Winner!

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Congrats to Dr. Edward Wagner of Wagner Holistic Center in Pacific Palisades, Ca. Dr. Wagner used code SHINDIG last week and won a pair of Beats wireless headphones in our sweepstakes!!

Docs: Be sure to get your SHINDIG orders in–the more you use code SHINDIG, the more patients you help, the more you save, the more chances to win. We’ll be announcing a new fabulous prize on Monday!

Media Alert: Docs, Win the Revolutionary New Foot Levelers Kiosk!

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Every Use of Code SHINDIG through March 31 = 1 Entry to the Kiosk Sweepstakes!

The More Uses of Code SHINDIG, The More Chances to Win!

ROANOKE, VAMarch 22, 2017Foot Levelers turned 65 years old in 2017, and we’re celebrating throughout the year with special contests, savings and more! The latest “guest to the party” is code SHINDIG, with incredible savings for healthcare providers on all our custom-made orthotics through April 30th. Plus, with every use of SHINDIG from March 22 through Friday, March 31st, doctors are entered to win Foot Levelers’ revolutionary new Kiosk!

Every use of SHINDIG is another chance to win! There’s no limit to how many times docs can save and gain a Kiosk sweepstakes entry. Providers are encouraged to call Foot Levelers’ Sales & Service at 800.553.4860 to take advantage!

The Kiosk sweepstakes runs March 22nd through Friday March 31st ONLY. (SHINDIG savings end April 30). 

footlevelerskioskThe Kiosk makes it easier than ever for doctors to scan patients for custom-made orthotics.  Dozens of Kiosks have already been sold, with doctors lining up to be the first to experience this cutting-edge, self-service innovation. After all…

  • Scans every patient, so the doctor doesn’t have to
  • Patient education made easy
  • Scans in less than 30 seconds
  • It’s like a new employee for your office

Dr. Kevin Wong of Orinda Chiropractic & Laser Center was among the first to get on the Kiosk pre-order list. “The minute I heard about the new Foot Levelers Kiosk, I knew I had to have one for my East San Francisco Bay Area practice,” said Dr. Wong.  “Foot Levelers has always been on the cutting-edge of innovation and the Kiosk is sure to take my patient education and orthotic care to the next level. I love the idea that patients have the option of self-scanning and learning the benefits of custom orthotics before my exam even begins…I can’t wait to see how the Kiosk accelerates my practice and improves my patients’ outcomes.”

The Kiosk boasts a touch-screen interface that educates patients on their scan results and helps them select custom-made functional orthotics.  Only Foot Levelers’ custom-made functional orthotics are backed by dozens of research studies, 65 years in business, and the testimonials of millions of happy patients.

 

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Docs test drive the Kiosk at the recent WFC Biennial Congress in Washington, D.C.

 

Step Right Up! Get to Know Our New Kiosk

Docs all over the world have been going wild for our NEW Kiosk, Foot Levelers’ revolutionary cloud-based technology that empowers patients to scan themselves while waiting for their Chiropractic appointment.

The Kiosk makes it even easier for docs to ensure that EVERY patient gets evaluated for custom-made orthotics, plus it offers patients an exciting, immersive educational experience. The benefits of custom-made orthotics are made crystal-clear before the patient’s exam even begins. kiosk-blank-bg

The Foot Levelers Kiosk…

  • Saves time: Patients “do the work” of scanning!
  • Is fast, easy and fun! With a touch of a button, the scanning experience begins
  • Scans 2 feet at once
  • Is cloud-based, so doctors can access their patients’ information from anywhere

It’s like a new digital assistant for the office. Docs, call today to find out how you can be among the first in your region to offer this exciting technology.

Back from D.C.!

Just a few pics of the team at DC2017, the 14th WFC Biennial Congress in the historic Washington Hilton, March 15th-18th. We were excited to meet with Chiropractors from all over the world plus learn about the latest and greatest in the profession. Speaking of latest and greatest (if we DO say so ourselves) — we showed off our new Kiosk!

For the first time, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC), and the Association for Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) joined forces to present a world-class Chiropractic program featuring the latest in scientific research, global perspectives on the future of the profession, and inspirational sessions delivered by the profession’s thought leaders and content experts.

On March 14th at the National Press Club, our CEO Kent S. Greenawalt delivered opening remarks at the official launch event for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress‘s  “Save Lives. Stop Opioid Abuse. Choose Chiropractic” campaign. Chiropractic, Kent argues, can lead the charge in reversing America’s ongoing opioid epidemic with its staggering implications on communities, families and the American healthcare system.

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You can view the moving presentation here.

 

 

 

A Woman’s Place is in the Profession

Did you know? More women than ever before are joining the Chiropractic profession. In fact, in a field that was once almost completely male-dominated, some of today’s Chiropractic graduating classes are nearly a 50-50 male/female split.

On this International Women’s Day, Foot Levelers honors women the world over, with a special nod to those women Chiropractors who have dedicated their careers to helping patients lead  healthier, happier lives. Here are just a FEW of the women DCs who have, or are, shaping the profession, many of whom we’re proud to call “partner.”